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Where Blugold families come together

Your student's time away at college is full of lots of emotions—excitement, worry, hope. We want to make being a Blugold parent as easy as possible! Here, you'll find information on campus events, important deadlines and details on what UWEC is doing to ensure that your student has the best experience possible while on campus. 

This time of year, we love to welcome in our newest Blugold families. Check out this year's welcome message from Chancellor Schmidt to our new families! 

"Thank you for trusting us with your students. We can't wait to get to know them, and see all the wonderful things they will accomplish right here at UW-Eau Claire."

- Dr. James Schmidt, Chancellor, UW-Eau Claire

Blugold Family Forum: Wednesday, August 16 from 12:00-1:00

Join a great group of panelists as we discuss the family forum topic, "Getting Comfortable with Uncertainty." There are a lot of expectations for students -- especially in their first year. This panel, made up of parents, UWEC staff, and students will help you find comfort in these first couple of years of college. 

Login at noon to join this great cast, or come back after the event for a recorded version!

Get involved with UWEC!

  • Parent & Family Ambassador Program As a UW-Eau Claire Parent & Family Ambassador, you could be engaged in programming, highlight your experience as a Blugold parent/family member and stay up-to-date on all of the most important issues impacting students at UW-Eau Claire. 
  • Parent + Family Newsletter Sign Up Make sure you've signed up for the Parent + Family Newsletter to stay up to date with important information about UW-Eau Claire!
  • Helping Blugolds Succeed

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    Resources to help your student succeed!

  • Family Weekend 2023: Sept. 29 - Oct. 1 Save the date for Family Weekend 2023! You'll have no shortage of fun when you visit campus, and your student, this fall!
  • Blugold Central We're here to help student's take care of the business! At Blugold Central you'll find information on tasks related to registration and classes, financial aid and paying bills, parking, and much more.
  • 2023-24 Blugold Family Calendar Looking for a calendar filled with key dates and important reminders? Check out our 2023-24 Blugold Family Calendar!
  • ARCC If your student needs help figuring out their schedule for a semester, or they want to set up a 4-year plan, ARCC is here to assist them. ARCC also assists with career plans, internships and job searches.
  • SafeWalk / SafeRide To promote a safe and secure campus environment, the UW-Eau Claire Police Department, in partnership with Housing and Residence Life, offers a walking and riding escort program for all UW-Eau Claire students, faculty and staff. 
  • Ranked 2nd

    Most Livable College Town

    in the U.S.

    by SmartAsset in 2021

    In 2020-2021,

    89% of Blugolds

    had a job offer within a month of graduation

    UWEC is ranked

    Top 3 in Wisconsin

    among all colleges and universities

    Forbes' 2022 America's Top Colleges

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